VIDEO: Suspect escapes after dragging motorcycle deputy with stolen SUV in Hayward

HAYWARD (KRON) — Sheriffs are searching for a suspect involved in an officer-involved shooting in Hayward Thursday morning.

According to the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting happened on West A Street and Arbor Avenue.

KRON4’s Maureen Kelly is at the scene where she says the suspect allegedly rammed a motorcycle officer in a stolen SUV.

Maureen tells us the deputy fired several shots into the vehicle’s windshield when the suspect allegedly tried to ram him a second time.

The suspect fled on foot and remains at large. Deputies set up a perimeter in hopes of capturing him.

Here is the full statement from deputies:

The Deputy noticed a dark colored 2003 GMC Yukon SUV speeding and conducted a traffic enforcement stop for the violation. The vehicle was occupied by a sole male driver, described as Hispanic in his 20’s. The driver slowed and turned down a side street and eventually on to Arbor Avenue where he stopped about mid block.

The Motorcycle Deputy was stopped, sitting on his Harley Davidson Motorcycle when the suspect put his vehicle in reverse and rammed the Deputy. The Deputy and Motorcycle were stuck to the rear bumper of the SUV as the suspect dragged them backwards in an attempt to run the Deputy over.

The Deputy was able to get off of his motorcycle and avoid being crushed and run over. After dragging the motorcycle backward the suspect was able to disconnect his bumper from the attached motorcycle.

Instead of continuing to escape in reverse, the suspect put the SUV back in drive and drove at the Deputy in a second attempt to run him over.

The Deputy was able to withdraw his firearm and shoot several rounds into the windshield of the SUV in an attempt to save his own life.

The suspect was able to flee in the SUV, westbound onto A Street. A few blocks away on Royal Avenue, the suspect jumped out of the SUV and fled on foot into the surrounding area. Deputies located the vehicle and determined it was stolen.

A large perimeter was established and schools in the area were put on lockdown. Officers from the Hayward Police Department and CHP – Haywardresponded to assist in the search. K-9 teams, Helicopters and UAV/ Drones were also deployed.

After an extensive 3.5 hour search, officers were unable to locate the suspect and the perimeter was lifted. It is unknown if the suspect was struck by the gunfire but preliminary signs do not show signs of significant gunshot injury.

Detectives will be working this case to identify the suspect and arrest him.

We will increase patrols in the area throughout the evening and night. Anyone with information is asked to call us at 510 667-7721. You can remain anonymous.

Sgt. Ray Kelly
Public Information Officer

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